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CNN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
. tonight, johnny hammar's parents are pleading for help, ahead on "360." >>> for a long time, scientists have asked if being gay is genetic. so far no one has identified a gay gene, so to speak. but now, a group of researchers have discovered how it may be passed from parent to child. not through genes themselves. but through something called epi genetics and epi marks. the new study claims that epi marks may be passed down between generations. it's complicated and it's a controversial theory that hasn't been tested on actual people. the researchers used a mathematical model. but it certainly raises a lot of questions. dr. drew pinsky joins me now. epi genetics, epi marks, what are they? i never heard of them. >> it's really where the rubber hits the road in genetics these days. everyone is aware that dna is where the genetic code is laid down. but how the code is transcribed is really what epi genetics is all about. it's a way of thinking about it, perhaps oversimplified, but consider a sentence. if you have a sentence and you just pick up in the middle of that sentence rand
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 1:00am PST
trying to secure the release of marine corps patrol john hammar? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. in the middle of the civil war, president abraham lincoln still took time to right wrongs brought to his attention. regular folks could go to the white house and hand petitions to the president's staff. mr. lincoln would then read some of them, turn the letters over and write comments that might help individual americans. abraham lincoln did that every week. now we have a situation where a former marine, 27-year-old john hammar has been in a mexican prison since last august for absolutely nothing. nothing. as we have reported, corporal hammar secured permission from the u.s. customs office in brownsville, texas to carry an antique rifle handed down by his grandfather across the border. he then checked in with the mexican officials with the paper work. the gun was clearly a recreational weapon that hammar wanted to take to costa rica on a trip. authorities arrested hammar, threw him in prison and actually chained him to his bunk. with six days to go before christma
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> we'll get your son out of there one way or the other. we promise that mr. and mrs. hammar. >> laura: corporal john hammar home for christmas after relentless campaign by the factor, the family of the u.s. marine held captive in a filthy mexican prison on a trumped up charge says they will all get to spend the holiday together. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. but we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. how we get there, god only knows. >> laura: chaos in the g.o.p. as speaker john boehner fails to sell his colleagues on his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. so what now? >> rather than face her own moral failings the media demonized lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws and fill the national media with misinformation and dishonest thinking. >> and the nra breaks its silence for the first time since the massacre in newtown, connecticut. and blasts the media for glorifying violence. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, everyone, i'm laura ingraham in
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
mr. and mrs. hammar. >> laura: corporal john hammar home for christmas after relentless campaign by the factor, the family of the u.s. marine held captive in a filthy mexican prison on a trumped up charge says they will all get to spend the holiday together. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. but we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. how we get there, god only knows. >> laura: chaos in the g.o.p. as speaker john boehner fails to sell his colleagues on his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. so what now? >> rather than face her own moral failings the media demonized lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws and fill the national media with misinformation and dishonest thinking. >> and the nra breaks its silence for the first time since the massacre in newtown, connecticut. and blasts the media for glorifying violence. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, everyone, i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. just days before c
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 10:00pm PST
turn. tonight, johnny hammar's parents are pleading for help, ahead on "360.' ot ink. it gives us 5x the rewards ot ink. on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> for a long time, scientists have asked if being gay is genetic. no one has identified a gay gene, so to speak. but now, a group of researchers have discovered how it may be passed from parent to child. not through genes themselves. but what is called epi marks. or epi jet nicks. the new study claims that epi marks may be passed down between generations. it's complicated and it's a controversial theory that hasn't been tested on people. researchers used a mathematical model. and it certainly raises a lot of questions. dr. drew joins me now. epi genetics, epi marks, what are they? >> it's really where the rubber hits the road in genetics these days. everyone is aware that dna is where the genetic code is laid down. but how the code is transcri
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
hammar's story just ahead. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> a new twist in the bizarre story of john mcafee. police in belize want to question him about his neighbor's death but he fled to guatemala and was detained there and is on the move again. we'll tell you where to ahead. the one they used in that study... centrum s
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
months of captivity. will jon hammar get to come home? we will have a live report from mexico city, straight ahead. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> an op-ed in the new york times, claims nikki haley picked the state's newest senator, based on race. tim scott will be the only black senator and the g.o.p.'s first black senator since the 70s. but the article is calling him a quote, token, saying it's a desperate attempt to woo minority voters. mia love is here. mayor, i am so glad you could be here. when i read this,
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 10:00pm PST
. will jon hammar get to come home? we will have a live report from mexico city, straight itch to imply that congressman tim scott was appointed not because of has intelligence, not because he's a capable human being and has eye great, great insight and can make a difference. but to imply he was elected because he's a mere token is an insult to all african-americans and to anyone who has fought hard for human beings to express their opinions. >> the thing that surprises me is how little people know about tim scott's background and how -- this liberal academic in the new york times jumped to this conclusion. representative scott, soon to be senator, ran an insurance business in charleston, south carolina. he served on the city council for 13 years. he's much more accomplished than other people i could name. yet, he still gets this label and then nikki haley, the governor of south carolina, getted tagged with this cynical token label which i think is absolutely astounding. i wonder how you deal with it personally because you were also a target of this type of attack when you were ru
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
hammar is set to leave prison today. four days before christmas. that's ahead. but, first, two american presidents paid tribute honors today to senator daniel inknow of hawaii. his body lay in capital rotunda a rare honor for man who made friends on both sides of the political aisle. he was the nation's second longest serving senator and tworld war 2 medal of honor winner. he stepped forward when many were distrustful of japanese americans. today hawaiian music played before a memorial at washington wants national cathedral where president obama said when he was just a kid watching senator inouye. here i was a black man black father i understand. i was beginning to sense how fitting into the world might not be as simple as it might seem. so to see this man a powerful figure who was not a central cast when it would come to what you think a senator might look like at the time and the way he commanded the respect of an entire nation hinted to me what might be possible in my own life. >> harris: violation president joe biden senator inouye. he lost a limb during world war ii but th
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
menches who had his wish list on their wish. john hammar is out of prison and on the way home. a u.s. marine held in one of mexico's notorous prisons for mongs now back on u.s. soil and head back home for christmas. he tried to do the right thing but authorities at the border didn't see it that way. new details on his return to america and freedom. >> also we rarely hear anything from the cia about covert operations. but this movuv has the secretative organization speaking out. america's top fipefive reacting to the film of the capture of osama bin laden. the crit terof zero dark 30. >> and a shopping cart with a baby inside rolls out of a parking lot and straight into oncoming traffic . >> i am harris faulkner and we begin with a taste of freedom. an end to an ordeal that drew outrage in america. it started in august. 's 27 year old combat veteran was headed to corsa ricka on a trip. it belonged to his great grandfather. hammar attempted to clear it and they arrested him saying that the gun was illegal. they threw him in a lock up . those thungs the place. they threatened his life.
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
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FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
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FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
mexico is back home now with his family tonight after he endured months behind bars. john hammar's ordeal began back in august when he was entering mexico with his buddy in route to a surfing trip in costa rica. hammar told u.s. border officials in texas that he wanted to take with him his great grandfather's antique gun and those officials told hammar no problem. but when he got to mexico. border agents locked him unon violation charges of the country's strict gun laws and since then his parents and lawmakers have been working feverishly to get him out. on friday this marine who served us in iraq and afghanistan and also suffers from prost thattatic stress disorder was greed. he and his dad drove back from florida and hours ago after they arrived home in palmetto bay steve harrigan was live there and had a chance to talk to the dad. steve, how is the family doing tonight? >> jamie, we got to see john hammar pull up with his father after this long ordeal. they drove directly into the garage. john hammar is now suffering from some sort of stomach ailment he picked up inside that mex
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
that road home. he's hospitalized tonight, what we're learning about john hammar's condition. also, another american goes free after a nightmarish ordeal. this missionary kidnapped while doing god's work. tonight, the family that thought they'd never see her again tells their story. stay close. ♪ begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
former u.s. marine locked up in a mexican jail. the family of john hammar says he is stuck behind bars because of an honest mistake. there is word he might be in danger. the young war veteran was on a road trip when he tried to cross the mexican border with a shotgun that was a family heirloom. he is locked up on gun charges in mexico. hammar's father says they are not losing hope and many people are behind him. >> it is chaos down there, you know. there is people coming and going that are good people and bad people. i get a call the other night in the wee hours of the morning from a teacher there in there on the ground, he said, john, we read about this story and there is good people here. you know, we're not all cartel members. we're not all bad people. i said i know. i understand. she said, it doesn't help you but, you know, we're praying that you get your son home. bill: that is the father speaking there. steve harrigan now live in our bureau in miami. steve, what is the family saying about their son and the prison he is in now? >> reporter: bill, it has really been a four-mon
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm PST
hammar will be home for the holidays. that happy story is next. later, the fiscal cliff is now just ten days away but how many of us even know what is fiscal cliff is? >>> it was like my first night night that i slept all night long without getting up and it was just the thought of not wondering what it going on with him, can any one hurt him tonight, you know, those kind of thoughts. he is eating and able to actually have a meal, you know. it is just -- i honestly can't totally process it, i think, until he is here. but we are days away. >> judge jeanine: any mother can relate to that. finally, some good news for the family of former u.s. marine jon hammar. he was imprisoned in mexico since august after being stopped at the border carrying an antique shotgun but is now going to be home for the holidays. the long ordeal ended with his release late yesterday. joining me on the phone is the attorney for the hammar family. thanks for joining us this evening. >> my pleasure, jeanine, thank you very much for having me. >> judge jeanine: it is our pleasure. first of all, let me say that y
FOX News
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
honest mistake. his relatives and u.s. lawmakers are trying to free him. east jon hammar. his family says he and a buddy set out on a road trip to costa rica, suffering, hunting but he ran into serious trouble because authorities arrested the former marine after he arrived in mexico for carrying a weapon only the army can use. relatives say it's an antique handgun his great grandfather owned. hadt happened four months ago. >> i ask you to continue to pray for him. we got a call from him last night. he's in a tough situation because it's public in mexico so we pray that you pray for his protection and quick release. >> thank you. >> and it is a precarious situation now that we've gone public and that's our concern at this point. it's chaos down there. >> gretchen: can you imagine if you were those parents? they say they ultimately turned to their local congresswoman for help and she happens to head up the house foreign affairs committee. >> about it we continue -- if we continue to keep up the pressure i'm hopeful we can bring john home to his family, his friends and mom and dad by ch
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
and may be back on u.s. soil today, just in time for christmas. jon hammar spent four years fighting in iraq and afghanistan to be locked up for trying to bring an antique shotgun into mexico, where he was taking a couple of days off and he said he declared it at the border and he was told it was a-o.k. to go in. dominic, i'm struck by that photograph when i see it, after learning for four months he was chained to the bed. >> reporter: it is astonishing, totally inhumane conditions, what is good news, he is driven home, across the country, taken to florida by his dad and they are expected to arrive christmas eve in time for the holidays. good news for the family and 48 hours ago, things looked very different, like jon would be spending many more months in his cell as the mexican authorities were taking a strict stand against his case, and, he spent the night in texas and they released him, just across the border, where he was being held during those terrible living conditions, surrounded by violent drug cartel members and jon's mother said he picked up a bad bug in jail and is pretty
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm EST
released from pris we're to tonight and should be home in time for christmas. he is 27-year-old jon hammar. he served in ira and afghanistan. he has been behind bars in mexico since august! a mexican judge ruled to free him today from a notorious prison conolled by drug cartels just 15 miles south of the mexico-u.s. border. credit to hammar's congresswoman and for intervening on his behalf and to our colleague, bill o'reilly, for loudly advocating for hammar's release. >>> while secretary clinton con have lesses from concussion, president obama is not standing on ceremony. president kerry, you're up. "the a-team" is next. >>> who else could be a gun owner while creating all sorts of anti-gun propaganda in his movies and then, finally, linking gun ownership to racm? michael moore? you guessed it. >>> contraception. cath thick -- catholics and the high court, the battle between church and state, also put your money on catholic league president bill donahue. we do are and he is copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinic
FOX News
Dec 19, 2012 1:00am PST
olivia hammar, the corporal's parents. i understand you have a lawyer on this case. what is the latest? >> the latest is that he met with a couple judges today and they have promised him that they will have a decision by the end of the week that should lead to his release. >> bill: okay. so you are optimistic tonight? you're optimistic that john may be reloosed this week? >> probably next week, but yes, we are. >> bill: all right. so before christmas is really what we want. we want him back in fellow that before christmas. now, mrs. hammar, tell us about your son. he served in iraq and afghanistan. end he was in combat there and in the marines, you know, serving his country honorably. correct? >> right. >> bill: tell us what he went through over there. >> he was a good marine. he went through two combat tours. the first was in afghanistan. his unit provided security during karzai's first -- the first election in kabul, afghanistan. and then he also was in fallujah, iraq, for his second combat tour which was much more taxing. >> bill: when he camee had post traumaics stress disorder whe
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm PST
do we know of hammar's release in. >> we heard from a number of different sources including his mother and father and the mexican attorney and his congresswoman, they all expect him to be released. it is ruled that his constitutional rights were violated and he had no criminal intent in bringing that weapon across the border. his own father, jon hammar left this morning to be on the texas sides of the border and will meet his son there when he crosses over and the two plan to drive home to miami miami when he crosses the border. >>gregg: any idea what shape he is in? >>reporter: it is a tough prison and it hold as number of cartel leaders inside. part of the time the four months he was in the prison he was chained to a bed inside a storage room and he received a number of threats and his family received extortion threats saying that jon hammar would be killed and this is likely the opposite he planned on, a relaxing surf vacation after nine months of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in combat operations in both afghanistan and iraq. >>gregg: thank you,
KRON
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
. police arrested 27-year old jon hammar in august for carrying a gun they say was forbidden in the country. hammar's family said he was planning to use the antique shot gun to hunt and was told it was okay as long as he declared it and paid a fee. his mother says she's overjoyed her son is finally free. hammar met his father at the u-s mexican border friday night and they are driving back to south florida. they're expected to arrive on christmas eve.a cruise ship is being sanitized in texas after more than 100 people - mostly passengers- became sickened by norovirus. the crown princess docked in galveston today. princess cruises says the virus was likely carried onto the ship by boarding passengers. norovirus easily transmitted. the ship left venice, italy earlier this month for a 20 day cruise. >> the only survivor of the clackamas is speaking out. two people were killed in the teenager is setting nicias very thankful. >> 15 year-old is home for the holidays after a frightening ordeal. she says it is the support of families and others that have given her strength. >> they sent me
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 8:00am PST
prison. the judge released john hammar last night after ruling gance his weapon's chargings. this is a picture of him locked up shackled to a bed. he was arrested when he was driving across the border with an hireloom gun. >> this is a baby, rolling away in a shopping cart anded hading to a busy street. the police officer was at the right place at the right time and helped to save the child. the wisconsin police said the baby's mother placed the other child in the car and the shopping cart took off . it was a big scare but no injuries. here we go again. a bill intended to aid super storm sandy victims . this has spending hawks peeves. explain your flip side. >> i have no problem but i will say it is more important to thwart than haggle in congress. i live in loir manhattan and we have seen problems with super storm sandy. we have businesses that are close not reopening and this is happening in areas hit by the storm. the vital thing is to get the money flowing and more important than congress hagsling. snurkswe need to swallow pork to get what we need. >> no, we don't. you look at sand
FOX News
Dec 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
liberal media. we need to help this man, jon hammar, he's being held in maximum can prison. -- mexican prison. he's being detained. he went in and tried to register an antique rifle in mexico. where is the obama administration to get this guy free for christmas? straight ahead. christmas?! [ female announcer ] if you care for seone with mild to moderate alzheimer's, you'll also care about our new offer. you get access to nurses who can help with your quesons. and your loved one can ge exelon patch free for 30 days. if the doctor feels it's right for them. it cannochange how the diase progresses. hospitalization and rarely ath have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time. the most common side effects of exelon patch are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. the likelihood and severity of these side effects may increase as the dose increases. patients may experience loss of appetite or weight. patients who weigh less than 110 pounds may experience more side effects. people at risk for stomach ulcers who take certain other medicines should talk to their doctor because s
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
. marine veteran john hammar is on his way home just in time for christmas. good morning everyone, i'm greg jat in for. >> i'm martha maccallum. after spending for four months in prison in mexico on a questionable gun charge. hammar was arrested when he tried to cross the border with a antique shotgun his family said was an heirloom. steve harrigan is live. >> reporter: after four long months the 27-year-old former marine was released from the notorious prison late friday night after several hours of paperwork. he was accompanied by u.s. consular officials from the border between mexico and texas. he met his father and the two began the drive home. they had to stop off yesterday in a hospital in louisiana room in louisiana, john hammar suffering from the stomach flu. having trouble keeping food down. the goal was to get him home for christmas. looks like it will happen now. heather? >> steve, quite an ordeal for the family to say the very least >> reporter: a very tough time. they received threats, ex-torgs attempts threatening jon would be killed unless they paid money. his mother sai
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 10:00am PST
hammar and his family and friends is to try to come home by christmas. now, it appears that they may achieve their goal. we heard from his mother and father. his attorney and also his congresswoman. they all expect him to be free sometime this afternoon. >> i just say amen and hallelujah. this is a wonderful early christmas present not just for that the hammar family, but for our community. reporter: we are expecting to get word as soon as he crosses the border onto the u.s. side. his father has left florida this morning to meet him on the u.s. side of the border. the family has always said that jon hammar was arrested, taken to a notorious mexican prison, where 40 time for a time he was actually chained to a bed and his family received calls for extortion, threatening to kill him unless he paid out. the family has mounted a very public campaign for his release. two congressmen were prepared to call for a u.s. boycott. his father, john senior says the drive home to florida with his son once he gets out of prison, he is not sure that his son is up to another flight. megyn: my next gue
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
most violent prisons is now home. this is my favorite christmas story because jon hammar was jailed in deplorable conditions on a questionable gun charge in mexico. he was taken to a u.s. hospital with flu-like symptoms. just arriving back at his family's home in florida. that is where steve harrigan is live in palmetto bay, florida. steve, what a christmas gift for this family. >> reporter: jamie, it was rashable to see here, four or five minutes ago, jon hammar and his father drove up into the garage. hammar senior came out and spoke to the media for a few minutes afterwards. he said this is the greatest christmas he ever had. he looked visibly exhausted. jon hammar was released after several hours of with more paperwork after five months in the mexican prison. father and son drove back with the goal to get here by christmas day. they had to stop off at a hospital in the louisiana. john, jr., dehydrated with stomach flu. they're not sure about his condition. he can barely stand you. he walked inside with his mother and father. his father seems like an excited man right now, jamie.
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
going out on a limb. thank you very much. >>> two weeks ago we reported on a case of jon hammar, a marine veteran who was locked up in mexico for four months. he's on his way home for christmas. as jim axelrod reports the return trip has not been easy. >> reporter: when he crossed over the border into the u.s. friday night it seemed like jon hammar's four-month ordeal was over. hammar had been in a mexican jail since august for bringing a shotgun across the border for a surfing vacation with a friend. he was held in a notorious prison said to be run by a drug cartel. and in this photo he's actually chained to a bed. >> we actually started receiving calls from members of the cartel saying, you know, we have your son and we're going to kill him. and they put him on the phone and i realized they really did. >> to make matters worse he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving tours in iraq an afghanistan. after getting nowhere with the authorities they went public. >> bring this marine home. >> reporter: his mexican attorney agreed. >> he was innocent. many peopl
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
against jon hammar and his family. you see, for the last four months he has been in this mexican jail for allegedly trying to take an illegal weapon into the country. the weapon here, this was the family heirloom, a shotgun he intended to hunt with and he even got paperwork from the u.s. customs to take it across the border into mexico. but mexican officers still arrested him when he tried to cross from brownsville, texas, into matamoros, mexico. that was back in august. his parents say that's when some of these phone calls, these calls started coming in from drug cartels, apparently began. >> we get calls from inside the prison saying, you know, this is not about the police, this is about us, and this is our house, and if you don't do -- send money, we're going to kill your son. here's your son on the phone. >> a marine, jon hammar, had survived iraq, afghanistan, he was discharged, suffering from ptsd, post traumatic stress disorder. and to help deal with it, he just wanted to go surfing. and he wanted to do it in costa rica. that's where he and a friend were headed when this whole
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
marine jon hammar will be home for the holidays. that happy story is next. later, the fiscal cliff is now just ten days away but how many of us even know what is fiscal cliff is? i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am PST
horrific and marine john hammar after spending four years in afghanistan fighting for had your country, only to be locked up trying to bring an antique shotgun over the border with mexico, he knows he made a mistake. he was finally released only days after his tearful mentioned her son would likely not be home for the holidays. tomorrow ne dominic denatale. >> tremendous news this close to ramp and 27-year-old johnnie hammar is nearing texas after being released from the prison and threats by cartel members amid terrible, terrible living conditions and great to be reunited. his father is now concerned for his health, unfortunately. and his mother describes him as being sick and he may have to go to the emergency room, the suspicion is, he could have bronchitis. the former marine's health has been a big concern during the whole four-month ordeal and previously spent months being treated for ptsd after a grueling combat experience in iraq and his lawyer says his being with the family is certainly helping, take a listen. >> and we have said that johnnie is innocent and always said it, and
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 2:00am PST
to he can secure the release of john hammar who has been locked up in a mexican jail since august on a bogus gun charge. he was carrying an antique weapon across the mexican border. >> the obama administration has not been able to get him released but last knightsen tore nelson promised they are getting closer. >> i talked to the mexican ambassador to the united states. several times most recently today he is -- and by the way he's a good guy. he is working very hard to make sure that this happens. now here is the big travesty. the fact that he was picked up in the first place when obviously he didn't have any mean, evil intent, but secondly that a justice system is so slow that a federal judge won't hear his case. >> we all know that but we all have to get the good boys the president and secretary clinton -- >> that's why i was on the phone. >> please stay in close touch with us. days are dwindling. >> i am very optimistic this is going to be resolved very soon and i open it's before christmas. >> that leads us to our question of the day. we want to know if you think president obama
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
incarcerated in mexico tonight. his mother sent us this picture today showing corporal hammar chained to his prison bed, just across the borrowed prosecutor brownsville, texas. as we reported last week, he is being held on a bogus gun charge. last august he registered an antique firearm with u.s. customs, then crossed the border to check in with mexican officials carrying paperwork. they promptly arrested him and the obama administration has not been able to get him released. the corporal was taking the gun o costa rica on a hunting trip. joinings from california on the phone, jeremy canoe, been nearly -- spent three years in a mexican prison on a drug charge. you were caught with steroids, correct? >> yes. >> bill: and you knew that being down there with this kind of a situation you were putting yourself in big-time risk? >> absolutely. >> bill: and then when they caught you and you were sentenced to prison, what did you face in prison? what was it like there? >> to sum it up for you, it was hell. the living conditions in there were barely unlivable. the prison i was in was built for 400 pe
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
rafferty. the lawyer for former u.s. marine jon hammar saying his client has been released from a mexican prison. he had been locked up since august when mexican police arrested him for are crossing border carrying a shotgun. because mexico has strict firearms laws hammar had been facing 15 years behind bars. >>> president obama nominating john kerry to be the next secretary of state. saying the massachusetts democrat won't need a lot of on-the-job training. he is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and also ran for president in 2004. if confirmed the senator will succeed hillary clinton who is set step down next month. she missed today's announcement as she recovers from a concussion. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to "the fox files." >>> we are here in grand central terminal in new york city. every day, 700,000 people pass through here which means that superdogs like holland have a very important job to do especially in a post 9/11 world. here is what it takes to become a four legged hero he. ♪ ♪ >> before they could do this, they all start out like this. fo
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
with us. >> we have been following john hammar's story and he is the 27-year-old marine combat veteran back on u.s. soil finally this weekend after month in a mexican prison. in august hammar was thrown in a cell in a place run by drug cartel thugs. he was arrested after he crossed into the country with an antique shot gun that belonged to his great grandfather. he was on his way to costa rica wi for a surfing trip. law americas here working for his freedom. late friday night as you know we have been reporting on fox news he was released from jail with a police escort and reunited with his dad across the border in texas. the dtwo driving together in ey ma'am knee hoping to be home in time for christmas. he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. he has been fighting some kind of a stom mag bug but -- stomach bug. he had to go to the hospital emergency room in louisiana along the way. they are awaiting test results to see exactly what the problem is. we will bring you the latest developments as we learn more. >>> the family of an american missionary in guatemala are countin
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